6 October 2006 - 12:30Custom Bikes
The greatest things I get to do, and I think I have brought it up before, is to build a bike from the ground up. I have been working with a customer from the UK over the last few days on a bike, that will surely be one of the nicest bikes I have built for someone in terms of quality and component spec.
We are not holding back on this one, not in the least. We originally started out with a goal of 20lbs, and had a good budget to work with. After careful consideration and product comparisons, we came up with a spec that I thought would get us very close to the bar. And after a few more conversations, the budget was increased, so we could really make this ride stand out above all others, and hopefully keep the weight down. Before we knew it, we were talking about Industry 9 wheels, King headsets, and anodized bits that will really make this thing pop.
We’re talking bling, 1995 style, back when you could get any part in any color. In this case, the color will be red.
Because our new friend is so far away, and we have a long lead time on the wheels, I have decided to document the build process, for all to see. More importantly, it will be an easy way for him to check up and see how things are going.
We’re just tying up the last few loose ends, and the process will begin.